1 TIM 50 - Business Information Systems Lecture 10 Instructor: Terry Allen UC Santa Cruz 10/28/2011 Outline Announcements Review Alibris Case Study Information Technology Student Presentations Client-Server Architecture The SUN N-Tier Architecture
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2 Announcements Assignment 3 will be posted next week Review - Alibris A start-up to sell used books on the Internet. Interloc, Alibris’ predecessor, functioned like a classified ads page for book dealers Alibris changing Interloc’s modelActually sell the books Charge a fee per sale (instead of per listing) Intermediary strategy Buy books from dealers Ship to warehouse Re-pack, consolidate order, ship to customer